Programs & Courses

Health & Exercise Science Pathways
The Health Sciences pathway offers two focuses. Students can earn a degree in Exercise Science for learning how to design safe and effective exercise programs for healthy to moderate risk individuals. Students can also earn a degree in Health Science to learn the coursework required for school health and community/health.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Exercise Science

Faculty Advisor: Sharon Brunner Phone: 410-386-8142 Email: sbrunner@carrollcc.edu Graduates following the Arts and Sciences, Exercise Science recommended transfer sequence, at Carroll Community College are well positioned to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland as well as other states. Exercise Science is an applied science that focuses on the body's responses and adaptations during and after regular exercise or sports training for the purposes of improving athletic performance, health, fitness or quality of life. Exercise Science has many sub-disciplines including exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, motor learning and control, sports and exercise psychology, sports medicine, athletic training and physical therapy. This Exercise Science recommendation provides students with lower level coursework needed to successfully pursue a baccalaureate degree and future career in one or more of these Exercise Science sub-disciplines. Students who complete the required discipline, general education and highly recommended courses will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution's Exercise Science, Kinesiology or Human Performance program. Highly recommended courses listed below provide students with additional content, practical application and preparation to obtain a nationally-recognized personal training or fitness-related certification. Students wishing to pursue a doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) to become a licensed physical therapist should refer to the American Physical Therapy Association's prerequisite science course recommendations for DPT schools at www.apta.org. These courses are highly recommended and are often needed in Exercise Science: HES-100, Emergency Care: First Aid, Safety & CPR; HES-200, Exercise Assessment & Instruction; HIT-111, Introduction to Medical Terminology; HLTH-210, Nutrition & Weight Management; MATH-115, Introduction to Statistics; PSYC-101, General Psychology; COMM-105, Introduction to Speech Communication; and SOC-101, Introduction to Sociology. See your receiving institution's requirements before deciding what to take. By using the online ARTSYS program, artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan the necessary courses that will transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

 Associate of Arts-Arts & Sciences, Health Science

Faculty Advisor: Sharon Brunner Phone: 410-386-8142 Email: sbrunner@carrollcc.edu Graduates following the Arts and Sciences-Health Sciences transfer recommendation, at Carroll Community College are well positioned to transfer to four-year colleges and universities in Maryland as well as other states. Health Science is an applied science that focuses on the study of the human body's ability to maintain or restore health and wellbeing. Sub-disciplines in this field include community and public health, workplace health promotion, health science research, epidemiology, complementary medicine and traditional medicine. This Health Science sequence provides students with lower level coursework needed to pursue a baccalaureate degree and career in one or more of these sub-disciplines. Students who complete the required discipline, general education and highly recommended courses will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution's Health Science, Health Promotion, Community Health or Public Health program. Highly recommended courses listed below provide students with additional content, practical application and preparation to obtain a nationally-recognized health coaching or wellness promotion certification. These courses are highly recommended and are often part of Health Science bachelor's degree: HES-100, Emergency Care: First Aid, Safety & CPR; HES-230 Health Behavior & Coaching; HLTH-120, Holistic Health; HLTH-215, Human Sexuality; HLTH-225 Stress Management; MATH-115, Introduction to Statistics; PHED-101, Lifetime Fitness and Wellness; PSYC-101, General Psychology; COMM-105, Introduction to Speech Communication; and SOC-101, Introduction to Sociology. See your receiving institution's requirements before deciding what to take. By using the online ARTSYS program, artsys.usmd.edu, students can plan necessary courses that will transfer to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

General Education Requirements

ARTS & HUMANITIES: Three Areas will show as required until two Areas have been completed.  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
EMERGING ISSUES: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
ENGLISH COMPOSITION: (Minimum C grade required.)
ENGLISH LITERATURE:
MATHEMATICS: (select 1 course)  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Science courses; one must be a lab course (7-8 credits).   Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE: Choose 2 General Education Social and Behavioral Science courses from 2 different subjects (6 credits).  Courses from the following departments count toward this requirement.

Arts & Sciences Program Electives

***** IMPORTANT ADVISING NOTES ***** If you select more than 30 credits to fulfill General Education requirements (two 4-credit science courses and/or 4 or more credits of math), you may apply the "extra" credit toward your electives. See an advisor for clarification. This program of study is a transfer recommendation under the ARTS and SCIENCES major. Your degree, ASSOCIATE OF ARTS, will appear on your diploma. Your transcript will say ASSOCIATE of ARTS in ARTS and SCIENCES. This transfer recommendation is offered for students who have not selected a transfer destination. You may take any 29 elective credits to meet Carroll graduation requirements. Consult ARTSYS, Carroll advisers, and the receiving college catalog to select courses that will transfer toward your bachelor's degree. Most bachelor's degree institutions will accept 60 credits at transfer.

Career Strategies

  • Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
  • Attend programs and activities sponsored by the STEM and Health Sciences Area of Study and related Areas of Study.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of interest.
  • Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
  • Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
  • Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
  • Develop your resume and online presence via Facebook, Weebly, etc.
  • Follow blogs or websites of accomplished individuals you admire.
  • Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related to your program of study.
  • Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work well within in a team.
  • Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g. Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
  • Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication SPCH-101Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).
  • Look into joining the Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society.
  • Secure strong faculty recommendations several weeks prior to transfer deadlines.
  • Choose courses with laboratory components to build experimental and instrumentation skills.
  • Consider taking a course in grant writing.







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